We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

BIN 36

#304 of 7,541 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Loop
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301 (Kinzie)
+1 312-995-6560
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

344 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 337: English reviews
Level Contributor
125 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I have been there over a dinner with friends. Nice wine flights, tapas-like portions for food to share. I had a burger as entree and the bun was disappointing. 3 stars anyhow since presentation and service were good.

Thank Moreno_chicago
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I had not heard of this quaint wine bar in the West Loop but it was a Google recommendation. We walked straight in on a Saturday night which first alarmed me. But the crowd picked up gradually- but it was always still a mild murmur of conversation making this a great spot to actually have a decent conversation and be... More 

1 Thank Nic S
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
445 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Bin 36 has a quaint outdoor seating area that is very enjoyable. This was our first time here - the quality of service was a bit disappointing and the portion sizes quite small. Food Menu is a bit eclectic. Nice wine menu with reasonably priced flights.

Thank Love2Travel26x2
Des Plaines, Illinois
Level Contributor
167 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

While having about 45 minutes waiting for a dinner resrevation around the corner we stopped at BIN36. Beng the first time there, the staff wa svery accomodating. Being Lactose intolerant I was pleasabtly surprised with the amount of choises of Sheep & Lamb milk options. We has the Idiazabal (a soft cheese) & the Fromage Blanc ( hard cheese) .... More 

Thank k5of6
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

In the heart of city of Chicago this place is a boon to be at for a good meal with very friendly owner and efficient and very friendly serving staff. The food was absolutely fabulous and the accompanying wine made our dinner very enjoyable. Just because it lacks open view of nature I have awarded 4* - no disrespect.

Thank Pannalal
Level Contributor
129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

had an excellent mothers day meal here. our server Marlon, was attentive, friendly, and informative. hard to pick a favorite out of our meal, we tried many things are they were all good. maybe the duck was my favorite. I also like that this is a wine bar/store too. so if you have something you like at dinner, you can... More 

Thank Daveptaz
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Bin 36 has successfully made the move to the West loop. Great wine choices that are thoughtfully paired a simple menu. Great cheese plate options, perhaps the best cheese in Chicago lately. Juan is an amazing server. Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We often forget about bin 36 because we don't live in the neighborhood. We will be back

Thank jim590
Level Contributor
100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The menu was great, including the risotto and gazpacho. The wine flights were fun, too! Easy walk from our hotel, near the river.

1 Thank Robin V
Plainfield, Illinois, USA
Level Contributor
99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had a nice evening outside on the patio. We had the cold filtered sangria that was very good. We also had charcuterie and cheese plates, and the pimento cheese balls (very good). The highlight was probably the pickled shrimp - it was great. It was really impressive how present the owner was all the time, walking tables, spending significant... More 

1 Thank Dan V
Level Contributor
152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

We had a big family celebration here and booked a room out for a private function. Fabulous food (all choices excellently done and plenty of it), with a good choice of wines with each course. Not cheap by any means and perhaps prices could be more reasonable but one for special occasions, with a touch of class and great service.

1 Thank HOP_8

Travelers who viewed BIN 36 also viewed


Been to BIN 36? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301
  • Public Transportation: State/Lake
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-995-6560
So much more than a traditional restaurant, BIN 36 is a thriving, one-stop destination for young professionals, area business people and Chicago visitors seeking everything from cappuccinos and small plates to a quick lunch, an afterwork social scene or full-service, casual fine dining-even convenient shopping for wines, books and gifts.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of BIN 36 and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
5 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from BIN 36 staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
Explore this neighborhood